Holocaust Unit

Holocaust: The Holocaust was the state-sponsored systematic persecution and annihilation of European jewry by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945

The United States Holocaust Involvment

In the beginning the United States didn't seem to want to get involved. Since the U.S. was in the middle of the Great Depression, they didn't like how immigration was increasing due to the jews seeking refuge. They decided to put a limit on the number of visas approved leaving jew stuck in Germany and England. Not only that the government didn't announce the "Final Solution" plan or the jews annihilation until November 24, 1942. After that they began to ally with other countries and entered WWII.

Where the Jews Were Sent

Once the Jews were arrested they were sent to concentration camps. The concentration camps were located all over Germany. The concentration camps were ran not by Hitler, but by SS (Shutzstaffel: Protection squadrons appointed by the Nazi). As of early 1934, the concentration camps used the prisoners as forced labor for the benefit of SS construction projects. After the beginning of WWII the concentration camps were still used for labor, but were also being used to kill off the targeted groups. Even the people not being directly targeted were dying from work, "annihilated through work".

The Nazi

The Nazi were once a small party that no one really had heard about. After WWI, they decided to start putting down the Weimar Party (who was currently in office) and putting out propogandas to get rid of it.  The people then started to follow the Nazi. Once they realized they were headed towards the top, they started to put down the Jews as well, causing their followers to do the same. They gave the idea of  "national community"and claiming that sacrifice was neccessary for it. They wanted to replace the Republic and replace it with a dictatorship.

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